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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
say he's innocent but justice will be served. i know he's going to be found guilty. >> his defense attorney blamed killings on a mental breakdown. the family of the victims asked to see video but we're told it's just too graphic. the victims shot and stabbed to death. >> you may have seen that troubling video showing a woman being kicked in the head after robbers took her purse on the streets of san francisco. it's awful to watch. abc 7 news joins with us that story that is where this happened. >> first, police wanted to capture this guy. that is a video you said made people so angry, those who knew the suspect. police tell us they provided the leads that resulted in areceipt. abc 7 news learned he was out on grand theft charges when arrested. take a look at the security camera video. the brutal attack, violent kick that left a female victim unconscious. this after a group of four, five robbers took her purse, then knocked her to the ground. police say this is a 23-year-old man who cold bloodedly delivered the kid. >> it happened on pride weekend. june 30th just and people were lea
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Jul 25, 2013 12:35am PDT
by the women in their lives. this is hernandez's fiance escorted from court by the defense team. lloyd dated her sister. friends say the two often would hang out, sometimes even talk football. prosecutors say something went wrong, shifting their bond from cordial to fatal. >> that breaking news, an arrest warrant has been issued this morning for aaron hernandez. >> reporter: the whole world was watching as the 23-year-old former tight end was charged with murder, allegedly orchestrating the execution style killing of his friend. how did it all go so spectacularly wrong? aaron hernandez was raised in a marginal neighborhood in bristol, connecticut and had his share of heartache. >> father died when he was 16. that was very, very tough for him at the age that it happened. had a little bit of a tough upbringing, both because of that and before that. >> reporter: but hernandez had one gift that made everything better. >> football was something that he really loved. i think it gave him a little bit of a reprieve from some of the other everyday challenges of life. when he was around football, he c
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Jul 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
one of george zimmerman's defense attorneys, who drew special attention to this exchange. >> for myself, he's guilty, because the evidence shows he's guilty. >> he's guilty of? >> killing trayvon martin. but as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can't find -- you can't say he's guilty. >> defense attorney mark o'mara singling out that response on his blog, to applaud juror b29 for going with her head rather than her heart, saying that was the job of a juror. today, trayvon martin's mom vowing to continue the fight, saying we cannot let this happen to anybody else's child. >> thank you. >>> we do move on to the dramatic images caught on tape, the horrific train crash in spain, and tonight we're hearing from an american passenger describing the moment the train barrelled off the tracks as it collided with that barrier there. tonight, this image, 18-year-old stephen ward from utah being helped at the crash scene. nick schifrin in spain for us again tonight. >> reporter: out of the charred twisted wreckage, somehow stephen ward
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Jul 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
to have him. he knows san francisco defense is full of talent and expects them to challenge him during training camp you want to challenge every day. you want guys that are going to make you work because in the thaebd makes you better. and we don't have it easy. so i think that is a plus for us. >> monday, milwaukee brewers outfielder suspended for using banned substances. that anger asked stunned his friend tackers quarterback aaron rogers who came to his defense, now he feels betrayed. >> i was shocked like i know many of you were. i was backing up a friend who looked me in the eye and denied allegations. it doesn't feel great being lied to like that. and i'm disappointed about the way it went down. >> stanford coming up off the pack 12 title and a rose bowl win. this is on defense, the key to their success last year. and they've got one goal. >> being aggressive so our offense helps us build that characteristic going up against them every day. go what we do. >> one of the benefits is that everybody is on the same page. coaching staff working hard together one another and it's helpfu
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Jul 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
overseeing manning's court-martial in maryland says she will announce a verdict this afternoon. the defense claims manning was a an innocent whistleblower that was trying to expose war crimes. the prosecutors have labeled him as an anarchist and trader. >>> the two top democratic contenders for president sit down for breakfast this morning. hillary clinton and joe biden dine at the naval observatory. yesterday, clinton lunched with president obama. the formal rivals shared salad, grilled chicken and pasta jambalaya, whipped up by the white house chef, of course. the white house spokesman said it was a chance for the pair to catch up. >>> new information about former penn state football coach joe paterno's reaction to the jerry sandusky sex abuse case. this comes from former paterno assistant mike mcqueary. he says paterno once said the school mishandled its response to the sandusky case. he also claims top school officials knew he had seen sandusky molesting a boy in the shower. this testimony came at a hearing to determine if three ed a straser administrators should be tried in the case. >
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Jul 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in on the man in that courtroom, versus the law. >> this is what the defense feared, the possibility that some of these jurors might decide this case based on emotion and not based on the law. even she said, she said she still thinks he did the right thing, because she followed the law, if she followed her heart, she would have hung that jury. >> she even said she would give them the hung jury, i fought to the end. so there was debate. >> there was debate. they asked for the manslaughter charge read back. if there had been one or two more maddies back there, this could have been a hung jury. >> dan, thank you. much more of robin's interview with that juror tonight on "nightline" and tomorrow morning robin on "good morning america," weighing in on that torn juror, struggling with the heart break, but standing by the verdict. the exclusive on "good morning america." >>> in the meantime, also breaking tonight, the frightening landing, the southwest jet at a new york airport. the unsettling images from inside the plane. tonight we've just learned, it wasn't the landing gear that failed. it was tha
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Jul 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the officers will carry only defensive weapons like raidovers, cell phones, and even tasers. 180 residents have to sign up for the service before patrols start. that could happen in the next week. >> the council member says the city plans to add 36 civilian employees for the police department, plus another 75 police officers in the next two years. he says she hopes that will make oakland safer and communities won't have to pay for their own private security. we're live in oakland, abc7 news. >> family and friends of missing oakland toddler daphne webb are continuing to pass out fliers. 17 days after her disappearance. today they concentrated in the area where the girl's father lives on mountain boulevard. her grandfather says every day she has been gone has been hard. >> it's unreal. there's no way to prepare for something like this and a lot of people can say that about their situation. tragedies they go through. but for us, there's really no way to be prepared for this. >> daphne disappeared from the back ore -- back of her dad's car. >> we learned family of the three girls who died in the as
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Jul 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
to have a house put on the first alarm patrol list. she says the officers will only care defensive weapons like radios, cell phones, and tasers. the council member says the city plans to hire 36 more civilian employees for the police department and adding 75 more police officers in the next two years. she says she hopes that makes oakland safer so communities won't have to rely on private security in oakland, abc7 news. >> tonight a teenage girl has been added to a wrongful death lawsuit in the death of a 15-year-old saratoga girl. last year, audrey potts hanged herself a week after passing out at a party. she says she was sexually assaulted at the party and pictures were circulated at the high school. three 16-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the and all now the new female defend is accused of lying ask trying to cover up what happened to party. >> friends and relatives of a missing 21-month-old daphne webb of oakland are not giving up hope. they're continuing to blanket streets and homes with fliers about staff knee. today they consent daphne. today they concentrated o
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Jul 30, 2013 12:35am PDT
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Jul 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
-examination, by bulger's defense lawyer, who was trying to shake him from his testimony that he personally saw bulger kill several people, including deborah hussey, flemmi's stepdaughter, to keep her quiet. >> the worse criminal conduct in the history of this city. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to rest by the end of this week. for "good morning america," ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >>> and now, we turn to the new drug scandal rocking baseball. former mvp ryan braun has been suspended for the rest of the season. alex rodriguez of the yankees could soon be slapped with an even stiffer penalty. and abc's paula faris has more on what this means for the game's biggest stars. >> reporter: ryan braun may be just the first to fall from grace. >> i hope that ryan braun is forever remembered as the most despicable liar in the history of baseball. >> reporter: sources tell abc's sister network, espn, that alex rodriguez is among roughly 20 major leaguers who may soon face suspension. they're being investigated for violating the league's drug policy. the movement in the investigation comes afte
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Jul 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
manslaughte manslaughter. >> not guilty. >> zimmerman claims he shot trayvon mart 9 self-defense and now in hiding. after protest supporting trayvon sparked nationwide. >> i think if there had been one or even 2 more mady back there, this could have been hung jury. >>reporter: mady says she still wrestles with whether she made the right decision. >> standby the decision because of the law. standby the decision because of my heart, he would have been guilty. >>reporter: mady says she owes martin parents an apology because she feels she was forcefully included in his death. this is abc news los angeles. >> you can see more of mady exclusive interview with gma anchor robin roberts on "nightline"tonight at 12:35 and again tomorrow morning on good morning america. >> investigators believe excessive speed was to blame for the train derailment in spain. chilling video shows the train racing around a curve more than double the speed limit. 110 miles an hour. train suddenly jumped the track. 80 people killed. including woman from virginia. train engineer is now under investigation several
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Jul 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, 2013 oracle team usa atakes up the defense >> yes. the question is, i don't know. you've got to watch. coming up at 7:00 answers shot on location on san francisco bay. you can test your knowledge coming up on abc 7. >> world news is up next. thanks for joining us everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm larry beil from. all of us here, thanks for the time. we'll see you again in 30 minutes. >>> this is "world news." tonight, the stunning moment. for the first time the man who locked up those three women in his basement, his home, for a decade, breaks his silence. what he reveals, what he asks for, and who he wants to see. >>> the fall-out. the juror who told robin roberts that george zimmerman got away with murder. tonight trayvon martin's mother after hearing that. and what the zimmerman team is saying about that juror. >>> storm front. not one but two tropical storms gaining strength tonight headed for the u.s. >>> and the manhunt tonight. the thieves driving straight through the mall. this evening, their brand new get-away. >>
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Jul 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
. hayden in red, a no contact jersey. he will learn electric defensive back charles woo son, who is back for his second stint with the raiders. >> i played the game now going on 16 years. you know, the great thing about it is that it's still fun. i still love t -- love it. i plan to have a great deal of fun this season with the guys going for the first game. >> with the absence of michael crabtree. they have to be thrilled to have antwan bolden in their camp for the 49ers. it has to be a little awkward joining your super bowl opponent, the team you beat. bolden is expected to be tested in the training camp. >> you want guys who will make you work because in the end it makes you better as an offense. you know, offensively here we don't have it easy going against this defense. they have a lot of studs on the other side of the ball. i think that's a stud for us >> he could be a very valuable acquisition this season. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >>> the watch abc live stream is now available in the bay area. a about. c7 is the first local
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Jul 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
in may. hayden, in red, a no-contact jersey. he will learn from veteran defensive back charles wooson, who is back for his second stint with the raiders. >> i played the game now going on 16 years. you know, the great thing about it is that it's still fun. i still love it. i plan to have a great deal of fun this season with the guys going for the first game. >> with the absence of michael crabtree, they have to be thrilled to have antwan bolden in their camp for the 49ers. he lit up the niners secondary in the super bowl. 6 catches. it has to be a little awkward joining your super bowl opponent, the team you beat. bolden is expected to be tested in the training camp. >> you want guys who will make you work because in the end it makes you better as an offense. you know, offensively here we don't have it easy going against this defense. they have a lot of studs on the other side of the ball. i think that's a stud for us >> he could be a very valuable acquisition this season. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. it's 6:49 right now. meteorolog
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Jul 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
that that is not true. >> reporter: now, weiner is reduced to playing defense. >> i'm hoping that sooner of later we get back to the issues that people care about. >> reporter: this morning, weiner's uphill battle continues to captivate and more often disturb. if we look at another cover, this one from "the daily news," where eliot spitzer, who has his own problems, calls weiner a bad husband. you know this has become a circus. >> when eliot spitzer is criticizing -- >> he's running for comptroller, too. >> exactly. new york city is going to be an interesting place for the next couple months. susan saulny, thank you for your reporting. we appreciate it. >>> a lot of other news overnight. and as always, for a look at the overnight headlines, we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. a decision could come as soon as today on the fate of bradley manning, for allegedly leaking classified documents to wikileaks. lawyers on both sides gave their closing arguments on friday. now, the military court judge has started deliberations. they will continue through the weekend. a verdict could come at a
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Jul 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
defense. >> sooner of later we get back to the issues that people care about. >> reporter: this morning, weiner's uphill battle continues to captivate and more often disturb. if we look at another cover, this one from "the daily news," where eliot spitzer calls weiner a bad problem. you know this has become a circus. >> when eliot spitzer is criticizing -- >> he's running for comptroller, too. >> susan saulny, thank you for your reporting. we appreciate it. >>> a lot of other news. and as always, for a look at the overnight headlines, we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. a decision could come on the case of bradley manning, allegedly leaking classified documents to wikileaks. now, the military court judge has started deliberations. they will continue through the weekend. a verdict could come at any time. manning facing 21 charges and could get life in prison if he is convicted. >>> and a new bid by the u.s. to persuade russia to return edward snowden to the united states. a letter to russian leaders, attorney general eric holder said the u.s. will not seek the death
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Jul 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
's uncomfortable defense. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. rb and capped off by one of his sexting partners going public with steamy photos on tmz. >> he's responsible for his downfall. >> reporter: despite the calls to step down, he's staying in the race hoping new yorkers grow tired of it all. >> it's not up to you or me, voters make the decision. >> reporter: his biggest challenge is forgiving and forgetting takes time. he's already fallen sharply in the polls. and now with his campaign manager stepping down, he is left to call his own shots. george? >> we'll have more on that. >>> but breaking news in the nsa spy case. we are joined by glenn greenwald, with new reporting on the domestic surveillance program. thanks for joining us. the new reporting zeroes in on one of the most explosive claims made by snowden a few weeks back. let's take a look. >> and i sitting at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge, to everyone the president if i had a personal e-mail. >> now that claim was denied by intelligence offic
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Jul 27, 2013 8:00am PDT
don't have it easy going against the defense. i think that is plus for us. >> he could be very, very valuable acquisition this season. have a great weekend everybody. i'm larry beil. >> the watch abc live stream is now available in the bay area. we are the physical local station and abc is the first broadcast network to bring you a live stream of all your favorite tv shows. now you never have to miss a minute. watch it wherever you want to be. a special new benefit brought to you by abc comcast charter communications and 2579 uverse. find out how to accessor it and enter your account information and then watch abc live stream or search. >> next, annual march of the been begins is hours away. how you can >>> happening today, one first time that visitors in san francisco zoo the annual feast for the beast takes place from w79 to 3:00. you are encouraged to donate fresh produce and first 150 will receive golden ticket. also today, five new penguin chicks will join in the march of the penguins. it's open to the public but zoo members can name one of penguins and have an upclose encounter
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Jul 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
hosting the portland timber. 1-nil san jose and here is some insurance. gets behind the defense. capitalizes on the seed. 2-1 and quakes are at 7-9 had been 6 on the year. stick around if you are ready for some football, can you imagine 320 miles an hour. i was kidding. >> all right. >> thanks, shu. >> and still to come, a pivotal moment underway in egypt. turmoil still going on. and millions turn out to see the pope in brazil. plus the country where most people live past hundred. how they do it. next. >> i'm the morning news traffic reporter. check out abc7news.com/right now and you could drive away with a new smarted car. we'll announce it on the morning news. be smart and enter now. >>> breaking news out of san jose. police need to find the suspect accused of assaulting police officer. john alston is live in san jose. you have the latest. >> san jose police car is in the process of being halted away on a flatbed truck here on 11th street between san fernando and santa clara. you may be able to see the air bag that was deployed where the squad car hit a palm tree. you have vid
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Jul 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
behind the defense. capitalizes on the seed. 2-1 and quakes are at 7-9 had been 6 on the year. stick around if you are ready for some football, can you imagine 320 miles an hour. i was kidding. >> all right. >> thanks, shu. >> and still to come, a pivotal moment underway in egypt. turmoil still going on. and millions turn out to see the pope in brazil. plus the country where most people live past hundred. how they do it. next. >> i'm the morning news traffic reporter. check out abc7news.com/right now and you could drive away with a new smarted car. we'll announce it on the morning news. be smart and enter now. >>> breaking news out of san jose. police need to find the suspect accused of assaulting police officer. john alston is live in san jose. you have the latest. >> san jose police car is in the process of being halted away on a flatbed truck here on 11th street between san fernando and santa clara. you may be able to see the air bag that was deployed where the squad car hit a palm tree. you have video earlier in the evening shortly before 9:00. officer noticed a man, they were lo
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Jul 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, was not at his side today, on what was her 37th birthday. but he came to her defense. >> i will never stop being grateful to my wife for sticking with me. people are saying some unspeakable things about her, because she and i fought to keep our marriage together. >> reporter: it's the latest case of a politician's fall from grace. always men, it seems, behaving badly. judy smith, the crisis management expert who inspired the abc show "scandal," weighed in on "this week with george stephanopoulos." >> it's not like, sort of the usual politician having an affair. there's an element of creepiness to this. >> reporter: she expressed doubt his mayoral bid could survive. >> and jeff is with us now here on the desk. and weiner now saying he's going to recalculate like a gps machine. not sure it will be that easy. can he stay in the race, even though he's vowing to? politically, is that possible? >> reporter: that was a very bizarre turn of phrase this morning. politically, it's very difficult for him. two of his friends told me today that it's gon gone from impossible to very unlikely he can stay in. b
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Jul 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
behind stellar pitching and smothering defense and timely hitting. and even though they used a different closer down the stretch this one still had a beard to fear. >> giants hope this will change their fort yunz for this season, they've lost 22 of the last 30 games, currently in last place in national league west. >> president mentions organic garden plan for at and t park. the vegetables will be used for restaurants around the stadium and the president said should encourage children to eat healthy foods. >> michelle would say it's okay to have a hot dog once in a whi. i don't want everybody to get carry wade and think they have to have kale every time they got go to the ballpark. >> take a look at this shot showing area from a different perspective. it will be available for demonstrations and private events. >> i don't think we're ready forgive me peanuts, cracker jack and a side order of kale. >> we're not quite there yet. spencer would welcome the kale. what, no kale? then, i'll watch from home. we've got low clouds and fog and we have smoke in the air as well. there are wildfires bu
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Jul 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> the defense prisoner of war missing personnel office announced remains were identified may 30th this year, matching dna samples given by his niece and nephew. his family says the story should bring hope to families of missing military personnel. >> just keep hoping and you know, they're out there. they'll find them. >> the funeral will take place this thursday at golden gate national kem tear in san bruno. he will be buried with full military honor autos happening now voters in santa clara county district two are voting for a new supervisor today. the vice mayor is in a special runnoff election they'll be sentenced for illegally spending public funds to finance a gambling addiction. >> let's check on the forecast. >> here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. smoke from wildfires burning up in southwestern oregon continue to work down into the bay area. we have a lower level of parlit matter. you can see evidence in this live view from our camera. the smoke mixing in with low clouds and fog. 62 degrees in san francisco. 75 san jose. 59 in half moon bay. another view from mount tam of the skmaiz
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Jul 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
of nfl training ramps. we had to earn the job. this is a tools nfl defenses. >> you know eric is a smart player, diligent. game snot too big for him. he's just going through norm growing pains of a rookie. but is doing fine. >> finally after a week of training camp john harbaugh brought an ice cream truck to practice. maybe his brother should take a hint from that. this sports report brought to you by orchard supply hardware. >> we got ice cream right after the newscast. >> join me tonight at 9:00, coming up, it was not a flock of sea gulls causing a commotion at 9:00 how just one of them disrupted lives of 2,000 people in the bay area. >> you have trite protest but does that include carrying a hammer or wrench? tonight the push to change the way police deal with pro testors he and here is tonight's line up for you on abc 7. >> that will do it for now. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching. we'll see you at 9:00 and 11:00. this is "jeopardy!" introducing today's "kids week" contestants -- he likes constitutional law and debating, so he sees lawyering in his future. from chevy chase
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Jul 31, 2013 1:40am PDT
through. >> in defense, i am sure, there are excellent, outstanding tsa people. >> i know some they're great. >> seems too many aren't. get this worked out. >>> at least four workers injured by an explosion and fire at the propane plant in central florida are still listed in critical condition. flames out now. intensity of the fire is a apparent. canisters that exploded are strewn around the ground. the heat melted cars parked nearby. investigators believe last night's blast and fire was caused either by equipment malfunction or human error. >>> parts of italy recovering from a tornado outbreak. one twister caught on camera from the inside out as it touched down near milan. a man inside his apartment with a cell phone rolling as shredded debris swirled outside. thanks to his huge picture windows, he had an incredible view of the tornado spinning a few feet away. fortunately, only a handful of people were injured. >>> let's take a look at today's weather here at home. clear early with rain late among most parts of the east coast. showers. thunderstorms around the great lakes, as well
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Jul 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
but justice will be served. i know he's going to be found guilty. >> his defense attorney blamed killings on a mental breakdown. the family of the victims asked to see video but we're told it's just too graphic. the victims shot and stabbed to death. >> you may have seen that troubling video showing a
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Jul 24, 2013 1:40am PDT
, she is. >> no doubt. >> beginning with former congressman anthony weiner on the defensive once again over x-rated text messages and sexy photos. >> weiner with his wife at his side says he will not drop out of the new york city mayoral race. wabc's dave evans has the latest. >> reporter: anthony weiner, braved the cameras with his wife huma and admitted yes he kept on sexting after he resigned from congress, after he went away to rehab, and even after last summer's warm and fuzzy "people" magazine feature and the candidate seemed surprised that we were surprised. >> that is why if you remember in the early days of the campaign, people were pressing me for -- is there more out there? i said, yes. i said that there was. >> reporter: but the star of show was the wife. huma abedin used to work for hillary clinton and she almost never speaks publicly. >> we discussed all of this before anthony decided to run for mayor. so, really what i want to say is, i love him, i have forgiven him, i believe in him. >> reporter: and then huma said she and her husband are moving forward. the news makes
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Jul 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
have to be careful no matter what you are driving, drive defensively. you take it on the friends -- freeway, you can get attachments to carry your skis, people do it all time. >> thanks. >> ahead, seven things to know before you go. >> morning news >> as we hand things off to "good morning america" here are seven things to know before you go, new rules for pilots flying into san francisco international airport after the asiana flight 214, with f.a.a. involving all foreign airlines to use a g.p.s. system when landing. the concern is over pilots relying on visual approaches until sfo runway equipment is repaired in august. >> bart negotiations continue today with just six days to go until the country deal expires. if both sides can not reach a new agreement by sunday night at midnight, bart workers will be on strike on monday. >> developing news in the not bay firefighters are investigating a two-alarm fire that broke out at a mill valley spa that started in a back laundry room and left a lot of water and smoke damage throughout the spa. >> this morning, president obama will salute
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Jul 23, 2013 11:35pm PDT
the major provision of the defense of marriage act. that denied benefits to same-sex couples. every person must spend at least one year in the same-sex marriage. go to gaydate.org to meet your potential mate. the supreme court also banned proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage here in california. the court ruled they didn't have the right to appeal the reversal last year. which means once again same-sex marriage will be legal in this state. the only catch is gays will be required to use straight wedding planners. there is a lot of news coverage of these rulings tad. but best of all is what they had i think on foxnews.com. this is the picture they ran with on foxnews.com. really captured the historic significance of the ruling. it's like somebody just told the guy it's free cone day at ben & jerry's. it was an especially good day for chris perry and sandy stieer, the lesbian couple who challenged prop 8 in court. not only was the ruling today a major victory, they got a call from president obama while they were being interviewed live on msnbc. >> the president's on the line. from air
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Jul 25, 2013 1:40am PDT
two children. the defense tried to claim he drank antifreeze to commit suicide. >>> the father of trayvon martin is on a mission, vowing to keep trayvon martin's name not dragged through the mud as it was during the trial. as for zimmerman, his first post verdict for ray into the public eye is raising some questions now. here is abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: they were the words of a father channeling anguish into action on capitol hill. >> i vow to do everything in my power not to give up the fight for him, not only to fight for trayvon but to fight for so many other young, black and brown boys of this country. >> reporter: after george zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin, his father, tracy martin, made the opening remarks at the first-ever meeting of the congressional caucus on black men and boys. martin, a truck driver by profession, has appeared in multiple interviews and public appearances since the july 13th verdict. george zimmerman had all but disappeared until last week when police say he happened upon an suv that rolled over and helped the
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Jul 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
on tuesday. and surprisingly, her husband came to her defense. john muller has all of the details. >> reporter: julia muirfield waking up behind bars. during her sentencing, she exchanged warm smiles with the husband she plotted to the murder. and that husband, despite it all, calls her wonderful. this is the tape that sealed julia merfeld's type. >> it's easier than divorcing him. >> reporter: the 21-year-old, caught offering a hitman $50,000 to end her husband's life. just so she wouldn't have to end their marriage. >> i know what i did was wrong. and i take responsibility for it. >> reporter: on tuesday, a significantly more somber merfeld, appeared in court for sentencing. but in a business senior twist, the husband, jacob, the man she said she wanted to kill, asked the judge to lighten her sentence. >> forgive my wife for all she has done in this act of hatred. for this, she has been a wonderful person. >> reporter: merfeld was caught on tape, making a deal with a man she thought was a hitman for hire. it turns out, he was an undercover cop. >> you can do it painlessly. >> re
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Jul 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
this again and again. as we were preparing for a verdict here, saying the fear of the defense is that maybe these jurors will base this decision on emotion. on a certain broader sense of right and wrong as opposed to following the letter of the law. and it sounds like that's the exact debate that maddy had in her head, which was on the one hand, she felt that there was moral culpability on the part of george zimmerman. but she said -- she came back to this more than once in your interview, she feels she did the right thing as a legal matter. she effectively had no choice. >> she said she was not aware of all the attention that this case was getting. and she gets home. and people are talking to her because remember they were sequestered for three weeks. and she had only recently moved to florida. she wasn't there when trayvon was killed. and she said, we the public, were able to read, able to see blogs and all these things to form our opinion. and they only have the evidence that is presented to them in the court. >> we're able to see all of the arguments they're having outside of the presen
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Jul 30, 2013 1:40am PDT
to tropical depression. civil defense officials are scaling back. sending personnel home. no reports of serious damage or flooding throughout. >>> the nfl training camp cranking into full swing. the league saying good-bye to one of its true greats. donovan mcnabb played 11 seasons for the philadelphia eagles and now is calling it quits. >> mcnabb led the eagles to 100 victories, nine in the playoffs. at the helm for one super bowl. number five hold every important franchise quarterbacking record. >> traded to the redskins in 2010. donovan mcnabb will always be remembered as an eagle. the team will retire his jersey in september. >> i tell you what. i grew up a giants fan, so when it came to the eagles and the redskins, there was no love, but you know what? i always admired donovan mcnabb. what a player. >> philadelphia loves this man. everything come to a stop when he is in town. he essentially is the giant of the game there for them. young people know him. obviously people, veterans watching the game for a long time. learn to love him. through out the years. though he was, did not r
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Jul 26, 2013 1:40am PDT
manslaughter. >> not guilty. >> reporter: zimmerman claims heap shot trayvon martin in self defense and is now in hiding. >> justice for -- >> trayvon martin. >> reporter: after protests supporting trayvon sparked nationwide. >> i think if there had been one or two more matties could have been a hung jury. >> reporter: mattie wrestles with whether she made the right decision. >> i stand by the decision because of the law. if i stand by the decision because of my heart he would have been guilty. >> reporter: mattie owes trayvon martin's parents an apology she feels she was forcefully included in his death. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> see much more of robin's interview with juror b-29 later on "good morning america." >> well this is not a good week for new york mayor candidate anthony weiner. new revelations about his online sexual relationships are making his prospects worse. volunteering at a soup kitchen weiner said he may have sexted three women since he left congress in disgrace. then he kept talking. >> it's not dozens and dozens. it is -- six to ten. i suppose. but i can't tell
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